Education & Learning Major
Help shape the future as a teacher with a bachelor of arts in education and learning.
Learn to teach by teaching with a curriculum rich in hands-on experiences. Spend time in our on-site Early Learning Community and in local schools and gain international experience with study abroad courses focused on exploring education systems around the world.
The program offers a deep understanding of the psychological, social, philosophical, and curricular foundations of education, and prepares students to work with children in a variety of settings.
Students can take the education and learning major through the College of Arts & Sciences to gain experience with teaching without pursuing a teaching license.
Apply to the College of Education for the last two years of your bachelor’s degree to complete additional professional course requirements and a student-teaching experience on your way to earning and Oregon initial teaching license with early childhood and elementary authorizations or a special education endorsement. Pair your education and learning major with a minor in teaching English to speakers of other languages to add an ESOL endorsement to your license.
Students who go on to become teachers continue to find support at Pacific through the New Teacher Academy and the opportunity for add-on endorsements and graduate degrees.